HI-Fives Before Touching Home Plate
Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:55 PM
A HP umpire called the Batter-Runner out for what I explained.
Posted 15 April 2019 - 10:21 PM
It caused a ruckus with the parents. I was not present. I was told the story by the base umpire.
Last Saturday I did an Intermediate game with the same base umpire and same situation happened. I was the PU.
The base umpire told me that the batter-runner needs to be called out because he was high-fived by the preceding runner. before he touched HP. Obviously referencing the call he witnessed last Spring by the PU.
I told him "No, I do not think such rule exists" and challenged him to look it up after the game.
I have yet to hear back from him..
Posted 16 April 2019 - 12:10 AM
Make it a learning moment for the Umpires.
Otherwise they just keep making the wrong calls!
I don't know why so many managers are afraid to Protest when it's appropriate.
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